Commodities less food priced at $20 in 2009 $24.92 in 2022

Commodities Less Food Inflation Calculator

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Prices for Commodities Less Food, 2009-2022 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for commodities less food are 24.62% higher in 2022 versus 2009 (a $4.92 difference in value).

Between 2009 and 2022: Commodities less food experienced an average inflation rate of 1.71% per year. In other words, commodities less food costing $20 in the year 2009 would cost $24.92 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.42% during this same period, inflation for commodities less food was lower.

In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -5.30%, which is significantly below the average yearly change for commodities less food during the 2009-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), inflation for commodities less food was much lower.

Price Inflation for Commodities less food since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (13.81%), 1947 (12.59%), and 1979 (11.64%).

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Buying power of $20.00 since 2009

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Commodities less food, over time, for $20 beginning in 2009. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
2009$20.00-5.30%
2010$20.804.02%
2011$22.096.16%
2012$22.471.76%
2013$22.32-0.69%
2014$22.07-1.10%
2015$20.70-6.23%
2016$20.21-2.37%
2017$20.471.28%
2018$20.892.09%
2019$20.79-0.49%
2020$20.30-2.35%
2021$22.3610.14%
2022$24.9211.46%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Commodities less food:

Year1935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI17.77517.96718.78018.68018.44018.56019.60021.74022.68023.86024.82026.52029.86032.02031.38031.54033.94034.06034.16033.78033.56033.92334.93835.32335.78535.98536.07736.34636.59236.92337.15437.66238.60040.01541.72343.44645.08546.10847.70052.73157.56960.46963.74667.46275.31585.71593.12396.877100.015103.115105.238101.723104.331107.677111.969117.431121.285124.162126.262127.869129.815132.577133.438131.954134.000139.177138.862136.031136.462138.800144.477147.954149.720155.310147.071152.990162.409165.264164.129162.323152.217148.608150.505153.646152.898149.298164.441183.284

Adjust commodities less food prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 2009 * 2009 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Commodities less food was 147.071 in the year 2009 and 183.284 in 2022:

183.284 / 147.071 * $20 = $24.92

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2009 has the same "purchasing power" as $24.92 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Commodities less food).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Commodities less food in 1935. In addition to commodities less food, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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